Beggs votes might overtake Wendle, Shea proposed allying with Allsup, and other headlines

click to enlarge Breean Beggs thinks he has a pretty decent chance of catching Cindy Wendle as more votes come in. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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Breean Beggs thinks he has a pretty decent chance of catching Cindy Wendle as more votes come in.

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What is this?! A crossover episode?
Another dump of Matt Shea Signal messages is released, including discussion last year of a plan to possibly join forces with James Allsup.

“Here’s my two cents," Shea wrote to local Republicans in June last year. "I think you should reach out to [Allsup] and if he is legit (not racist or a plant) make an ally.”

Spokane GOP Chair Cecily Wright resigned later that summer after she hosted Allsup at a meeting for local conservatives and claimed he'd been a victim of label lynching. 

The Inlander also heard a podcast conversation between Shea and prepper fiction book author Greg Overstreet this year, where Shea lamented a situation where “a student at a university at Washington state" "gave an opinion that was outside of the accepted norm and was punished for it... He was fired and suffered some retribution for it.”

After attending the Charlottesville rally, Allsup resigned as the head of the WSU College Republicans in 2017. (The Guardian)

An Open Book
Nadine Woodward tells KXLY she regrets making her comment about maybe banning homeless people from the library, distances herself from her tent city proposal. (KXLY)


It's beginning to look like Breean Beggs could actually win the Spokane City Council president race. (Spokesman-Review)

Shelter delayed, again
The Jewels Helping Hands shelter will get additional financial oversight — as well as a pushed back start date. (KXLY)

Centrism is cool again?
Voters in swing states prefer moderate Democrats. (New York Times)

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...